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Soccer Icon Timber Jim Reflects On A Unique Northwest Life

OPB | June 23, 2017

Jim Serrill's career was forged in the Oregon outdoors and immortalized as the Portland Timbers' first mascot.

Springfield Dogs To Star In 'Scoop The Poop' Promo Calendar

Register-Guard | June 20, 2017

As if scooping dog poop into a plastic bag isn’t its own reward, Springfield’s Development and Public Works Department is offering dog walkers a whiff of fame as well.

'The Four Top': Cannabis In The Kitchen | Will Marijuana Wreck Restaurants | Truthiness In Labeling

OPB | June 19, 2017

What's the deal with cooking cannabis? Is the growing marijuana industry affecting the bottom lines of restaurants? And why was a small family dairy barred from labeling its skim milk as ... "skim milk"?  

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Savor Locavore Dishes From A Fresh Crop Of PNW Cookbooks

OPB | June 17, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Local fruits and vegetables star in a fresh crop of Pacific Northwest cookbooks and we've pulled six intriguing but simple recipes, from Dandelion Salad Sandwich to Roasted Strawberry Purée.

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Dial Heat Up Or Down In 'Fiery Ferments' Carrot-Lime Salad

OPB | June 15, 2017 6 p.m.

Spicy Carrot and Lime Salad is an ideal starter recipe from "Fiery Ferments." It's quick and easy, plus you can dial the pepper heat from mild to mouth-on-fire.

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'PNW Veg' Recipe: Tofu That Actually Tastes Like Something

OPB | June 13, 2017 8:15 a.m.

Crispy, well-seasoned tofu? A reinterpreted caprese salad is among 100 recipes in Kim O'Donnel's new "PNW Veg," celebrating our region's plant-based culinary bounty.

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A Perfect Thyme For Bourbon Cocktails And Radish Snacks

OPB | June 9, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Celebrate June's long days (and evenings) sipping Bourbon Thyme Cocktails from Parkdale farmer Andrea Bemis — a food blogger turned cookbook author.

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Fresh Local Strawberries Sweeten 'Candy Is Magic'

OPB | June 8, 2017 12:45 p.m.

In her debut book "Candy is Magic," Portland's Jami Curl reveals her secrets for transforming sugar and fresh local berries into delectable sweets at home.

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The Stanley Coup: How Portland Put Its Name On Hockey's Top Prize

OPB | June 7, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Portland

Just how did a team from Portland seize prime real estate on the Stanley Cup, hockey's top prize? The answer lies in the trophy's early years.

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A Dandy Salad Sandwich From Jenn Louis' 'Book Of Greens'

OPB | June 4, 2017 9:30 a.m.

In "The Book of Greens," Jenn Louis – chef/owner of Ray restaurant in Portland – has created a distinctive, completely portable salad: the Dandelion Salad Sandwich.

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Celebrating Celery In 'Six Seasons' Of Vegetables

OPB | June 1, 2017 5 a.m.

Joshua McFadden, chef/owner of Portland restaurants Ava Gene's and Tusk, recalibrates spring, summer, fall and winter home cooking in "Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables."

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'Oregon Experience' Receives The Oregon Heritage Excellence Award

OPB | May 31, 2017 7 a.m.

Each year the Oregon Heritage Commission honors individuals, organizations and projects that have made outstanding contributions to preserving Oregon’s heritage.

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A Guide To Some Of Brian Doyle's Best Works

OPB | May 28, 2017 8:45 a.m. | Portland

Brian Doyle’s 28 published works put him in a category of extraordinarily prolific writers. Once he got started, there was no stopping him.

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